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Barnum Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2014

The teachers and staff at this school are top-notch. The community support is fantastic and our children love this school. They had a very poor experience at another school in Kindergarten. We've been at Barnum for 2 years and they love it. They actually feel like their teachers care, and children can spot a phony 100 miles away. The office staff, lunch staff, janitorial staff are all fantastic. I really can't say enough about Barnum Elementary. Wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female90%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female70%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students52%
Female65%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 73%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tom Cawcutt
Fax number
  • (218) 389-3259

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3813 North St
Barnum, MN 55707
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